The Rizzoli Bookstore gets ready to reopen in New York City later this month, while Books. Inc. puts the finishing touches on its grand opening celebration for its new store in Berkeley, Calif. New stores opened in historic New Richmond, Ohio, and in Fresno, and Island Books in Mercer Island, Wash., changed hands.

Grand Opening for Books Inc. Berkeley: To celebrate the move to Shattuck Avenue, the store is holding a week-long series of events starting on July 19, including one with Malcolm Margolin of Heyday Books with a dozen Berkeley personalities, including Mayor Tom Bates and writer and peace activist Maxine Hong Kingston.

Openings & Closings
Rizzoli Bookstore to Reopen in NYC: After begin forced out of its flagship location in April 2014, the new Rizzoli Bookstore will open its doors at 1133 Broadway (at 26th Street) on July 27.

New Tea Room and Bookshop in New Richmond, Ohio: Bound and Loose Leaf Teas is offering new and used books along with tea, sandwiches, soups, and salads.

Fresno’s Mia Cuppa Caffe Adds Books
After the closing of many bookstores in the Tower District over the years, the coffeehouse added an eclectic mix of books from the remaining used bookstore, Hart’s Haven.

Bay Area’s Bay Book Co. Closed: Owner Kevin Magee said that “rising costs and diminishing returns” led to the closure of the 37-year-old bookstore earlier this week.

Other News
Read Between the Lynes to Move to Larger Space: This fall the bookstore will move into the location occupied by Seasons by Peg, when its retires. The bookstore will carry many of the food items currently sold by Seasons and will expand its children’s and YA sections.

Once Upon a Crime in Minneapolis for Sale: Owners Gary Shulze and Pat Frovarp put their store, which received a Raven Award in 2011, on the market because of health issues.

Mother & Daughter Reinvent Copperfield Books in Spring, Tex.: The bookstore was about to close a year ago, when Donna Maxwell and daughter Tiffany Smith rescued the gently used and new bookstore.

New Owners for Island Books: Earlier this month Laurie Raisys became the fourth owner of the Mercer Island, Wash., institution.

Odyssey Crowdfunds Computer Upgrade: The South Hadley, Mass., bookstore is the latest to turn to Indiegogo to meet costs, in its case $10,500 to provide “top-notch” customer service.

Guide to Kulchur Fundraising to Expand Printing: The Cleveland bookstore is looking to crowdfund $20,000 for its publishing program after piloting GTK Press on used equipment last year.

Obituary: Jean Rae Brace (1942-2015): The founder of 32-year-old Brace Books & More in Ponca City, Okla., passed away after a brief illness.

Turn the Page in Boonsboro, Md., Turns 20: Romance writer Nora Roberts’s bookstore is marking its second decade.

Diane’s Books in Greenwich, Ct., Celebrates 25 Years: When Diane Garrett opened the bookstore in 1982, it was the town’s seventh. Her mission has stayed the same: to encourage the whole family to read.

The Little Read Book in Wauwatosa, Wisc., Turns 30: Even as she celebrates the store’s third decade, owner Linda Burg questions how long she will keep running the bookstore.